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    D.J. Morgan
    D.J. Morgan

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Pacoima, CA

    High School:
    Taft HS

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 180

    Position:
    CB-TB

    Birthdate:
    01/03/1992

    Experience:
    2V

    03/01/2013

    2013 USC Spring Football Outlook

    Spring ball begins March 5.

    10/27/2012

    No. 10 USC Falls to Arizona, 39-36

    Marqise Lee caught 16 passes for a Pac-12-record 345 yards and two touchdowns.

    10/20/2012

    Barkley Leads No. 11 USC Past Colorado, 50-6

    Matt Barkley threw for 298 yards and six touchdowns.

    10/04/2012

    No. 13 Trojans Power Past Utah, 38-28

    Matt Barkley passed for 303 yards and three touchdowns.

    08/19/2012

    Defense Dominates USC's Second Intrasquad Scrimmage

    Trojans get 5 turnovers, including 2 picks by Scott Starr.

    11/10/2012

    No. 19 USC 38, Arizona State 17 - AP Photos

    No. 19 USC 38, Arizona State 17 - AP Photos

    10/04/2012

    AP Photos: Football vs. Utah

    AP Photos: Football vs. Utah

    CAREER: He has 364 yards on 83 carries (4.4 avg.) with 1 TD in his career, along with 1 reception for 24 yards (24.0 avg.) and 1 TD. He has 2 career starts.

    2014: The swift Morgan, who also has competed on USC's track team earlier in his career, was switched from tailback to cornerback in 2014 fall camp and will attempt to regain his form as a senior after missing the 2013 season with a knee injury. He sat out 2014 spring practice while recovering from that injury.

    2013: Morgan was set to battle for playing time at tailback as a junior in 2013, but he suffered a knee injury in 2013 fall camp and sat out the 2013 season.

    2012: Morgan was a backup tailback as a sophomore in 2012. Overall in 2012 while appearing in 7 games (all but Syracuse, Stanford, California, Oregon, Notre Dame), he had 201 yards on 41 carries (4.9 avg.) with 1 TD, plus a 24-yard TD catch. He had arthroscopic surgery on his knee prior to the Syracuse game and missed 3 games (Syracuse, Stanford, California) while recuperating. He then sprained his ankle at Arizona and missed the Oregon game.

    He had 25 yards on 7 carries against Hawaii, 46 yards on 9 tries at Utah and 52 yards on 10 carries and caught a 24-yard TD against Colorado. He had 63 yards on 9 carries with a 3-yard TD at Arizona, then had 9 yards on 4 carries against Arizona State and 6 yards on 2 carries at UCLA.

    2011: Morgan started USC's first 2 games at tailback as a redshirt freshman in 2011 and then served as a backup. Overall in 2011 while appearing in 10 games (all but Arizona State and Oregon), he had 42 carries for 163 yards (3.9 avg.) and also made 2 tackles on special teams.

    He had a game-best 70 rushing yards on 18 carries against Minnesota while becoming the first USC freshman tailback to start an opener since C.J. Gable in 2006. He added 27 yards on 8 tries and he had a tackle against Utah, then he lost 2 yards on his only carry (a lost fumble) against Syracuse. He had 5 yards on 3 rushes against Arizona and then a 3-yard run and a tackle at California. He had 56 yards on 9 rushes at Colorado and 4 yards on 2 rushes against Washington.

    2010: Morgan redshirted as a freshman tailback in 2010, his first year at USC. He won USC's Service Team Offensive Player of the Year Award.

    TRACK: He has been a hurdler on USC's track team. He did not compete in 2013. In 2012, in his first track competition since injuring his knee in football in his 2009 junior season in high school, he had a USC season best of 14.21 to place fifth in the 110-meter high hurdles at the Pac-12 Championships (he also ran 14.48 in the Pac-12 prelims) and he went a non-advancing 14.37 in a heat at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds. He joined with fellow footballers Nickell Robey, Marqise Lee and Tony Burnett on a sprint relay quartet that ran 41.05 for third place at the 2012 Rossi Relays.

    HIGH SCHOOL: His 2009 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Sporting News Top 100, Prep Star Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, All-L.A. City first team, All-L.A. City Division I Offensive Player of the Year and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area first team as a senior running back and linebacker at Taft High in Woodland Hills (Calif.). He had 1,453 yards on 157 carries (9.3 avg.) with 23 TDs, caught 23 passes for 251 yards (10.9 avg.) with 2 TDs and threw a touchdown pass on offense and made 39 tackles (with 3 sacks), 2 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles on defense despite tearing a knee ligament late in the 2009 season.

    As a junior in 2008, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-L.A. City, Los Angeles Daily News All-Area first team and All-West Valley League MVP. He had 1,841 yards on 212 carries (8.8 avg.) with 26 TDs and caught 32 passes for 583 yards (18.2 avg.) with 7 TDs in 2008.

    As a sophomore in 2007, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore first team and All-L.A. City first team. He ran for 1,185 yards with 10 TDs and caught 21 passes for 235 yards (111.2 avg.) with 3 TDs in 2007. Current Trojan Antwaun Woods also prepped at Taft.

    He also was on Taft's track team, where he won the 2009 California state 110-meter high hurdles title and placed second in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles as a junior. He also won the 2009 L.A. City 110-meter high hurdles title. In the summer of 2009, he won the 110-meter high hurdles at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Italy in 13.28 (the No. 5 all-time performance) in his under-17 age group. As a sophomore, he won the 2008 L.A. City titles in the 100 meters, 110-meter high hurdles and 300-meter intermediate hurdles. He had bests of 10.6 in the 100, 21.8 in the 200, 37.6 in the 300 hurdles and 22-9 in the long jump.

    PERSONAL: He is a sociology major at USC. His initials stand for Dale Jr.

    TCB YDS AVG TD LG REC YDS AVG TD LG
    2011 (Fr.)... 42 163 3.9 0 31 0 0 0.0 0 0
    2012 (So.)... 41 201 4.9 1 20 1 24 24.0 1 24
    CAREER....... 83 364 4.4 1 31 1 24 24.0 1 24
    TAC LS/YDS DFL FR
    2011 (Fr.)... 2 0/0 0 0
    GAME-BY-GAME WITH D.J. MORGAN

    2012

    TCB YDS AVG TD LG REC YDS AVG TD LG
    Hawaii 7 25 3.6 0 16 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Utah 9 46 5.1 0 11 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Colorado 10 52 5.2 0 20 1 24 24.0 1 24
    Arizona 9 63 7.0 1 18 0 0 0.0 0 0
    Arizona St. 4 9 2.3 0 4 0 0 0.0 0 0
    UCLA 2 6 3.0 0 4 0 0 0.0 0 0
    2012 (So.)... 41 201 4.9 1 20 1 24 24.0 1 24

    2011

    TCB YDS AVG TD LG
    Minnesota* 18 70 3.9 0 15
    Utah* 8 27 3.4 0 12
    Syracuse 1 -2 -2.0 0 -2
    Arizona 3 5 1.7 0 5
    California 1 3 3.0 0 3
    Colorado 9 56 6.2 0 31
    Washington 2 4 2.0 0 3
    2011 (Fr.)... 42 163 3.9 0 31

    *Starter